Definition of


  1. (adj, all) causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
    I had a creepy-crawly feeling
  2. (adj, all) annoying and unpleasant

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Synonyms of Creepy


Alternate forms of Creepy

Derivations: creep, creepiness

Origin of the word Creepy

  1. 1794, "characterizewd by creeping," from creep (v.). Meaning "having a creeping feeling in the flesh" is from 1831; that of producing such a feeling, the main modern sense, is from 1858. Creepy-crawly is from 1858. more

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